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Obamacare smackdown
New York Daily News, by Editorial

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Posted By:mitzi, 12/17/2013 3:27:11 PM

Yet another federal jurist has determined the White House unlawfully infringed on religious freedom with its blinkered insistence that Obamacare health insurance policies must be identical, no matter what. Brooklyn Federal Judge Brian Cogan rebuked the administration for ordering two New York Catholic high schools — Cardinal Spellman in the Bronx and Monsignor Farrell on Staten Island — to provide contraception and sterilization coverage to employees. Standing for American tradition, Cogan also neatly exposed as a sham the Obama administration’s scheme to pretend the government was not compelling faith-based organizations, such as the high schools, to violate their core beliefs. Obama

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/17/2013 4:36:24 PM     (No. 9657710)

Looks like we do have a few small shreds of The Constitution left. Thank you Judge Cogan.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/17/2013 6:56:14 PM     (No. 9657852)

A good quote --- a fine example of clear judicial thinking -- from Mary Ann Glendon:

"The main goal of the mandate is not, as HHS claimed, to protect women´s health. It is rather a move to conscript religious organizations into a political agenda, forcing them to facilitate and fund services that violate their beliefs, within their own institutions.

The media have implied all along that the dispute is mainly of concern to a Catholic minority with peculiar views about human sexuality. But religious leaders of all faiths have been quick to see that what is involved is a flagrant violation of religious freedom. That´s why former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared, "We´re all Catholics now."

Mary Ann Glendon is professor of Law at Harvard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/17/2013 9:53:00 PM     (No. 9658003)

Let´s just see how far this goes at the SCOTUS. Roberts will likely find some sort of "Global" casue or European Law that will defend Øbamacare as is. He´s so owned by the Administration over his illegal adoption disaster. I can´t wait to see what he does with this. He´ll be bent into a pretzel when his share of the decision is issued.

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